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I Am Exercising But My Pain Is STILL There!

I Am Exercising But My Pain Is STILL There!

“I can do everything, but with pain.” “The pain doesn’t stop me but it is always there.” These are statements I hear all the time from my patients. Here is another one: “I don’t have pain when I exercise or move, the minute I stop the pain comes back.” What is going on here?? Well, whatRead More…

Physical Therapy & Walking Aids

Physical Therapy & Walking Aids

Physical therapists, who are experts in restoring and improving motion, recommend that elderly adults who use canes and walkers as walking aids be properly assessed and fitted by a physical therapist to avoid fall-related injuries. With emergency rooms experiencing 47, 000 fall-related visits annually from senior citizens due to improper use and fit of walkingRead More…

Physical Therapy and Falls Prevention

Physical Therapy and Falls Prevention

Falls among the elderly are prevalent, dangerous, and can diminish their ability to lead an active and independent life. About one in three seniors above age 65, and nearly one in two seniors over age 80, will fall at least once this year, many times with disastrous consequences. Physical therapists can help prevent falls withRead More…

Physical Therapy and the Balance System

Physical Therapy and the Balance System

How does the balance system work? Your sense of balance comes from many different systems working together to create stability of your body and your vision. Good balance depends on correct sensory information, proper use of that information by the brain, and the right response from the muscles. The sensory information that is needed comesRead More…

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